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Master Lambton: P.14982-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Master Lambton
Charles William Lambton


Printmaker: Cousins, Samuel
Printer: Chatfield & Co
Publisher: Colnaghi
Painter: Lawrence, Thomas (After)




After the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (exh. R.A. 1825, no. 288, 'Portrait of the son of J.G. Lambton'; see also exh. cat. Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance (NPG, 2010), cat. 45, reproduced in colour, p. 253; Private Collection (Earl of Durham)). Charles William Lambton (1818-1831) was the son of the John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (1792-1840). A young boy with dark curls sits on a rocky outcrop in a landscape, a stream seen below and to the left. He looks up towards the left, head slightly inclined towards the right, playing with his hair with his left hand. He wears a dark, velvet knickerbocker suit and white shirt with lace collar open at the neck. His right leg is tucked under his left.


History note: Annotations in Nagler give the reference/accession number '34.A.12' , a Lord Fitzwilliam album with the title, 'Portraits and mixed subjects and landscapes' which contained '19 loose prints' of which the Cousins print was, according to Nagler, 'no.6'. The prints which were loose inside this album were not original to it and had no connection to Lord Fitzwilliam or his print collection. See also P.14971-R, another Dominic Colnaghi acquired print which was once contained inside this album.

Legal notes

Given by Dominic Colnaghi, 1827 or 1828

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1827) by Colnaghi, Dominic


19th Century
Production date: 1827-03-26 AD 1827


Mezzotint, printed in black ink. Proof (state IV) before title. Engraved in open roman letters below the image to the left: 'Painted by Sir Tho.s Lawrence P.R.A. Principal Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty'. Engraved in open roman letters below the image to the right: 'Engraved by Samuel Cousins 1827'. Printer's details engraved lower right: 'Printed by W. Chatfield & Co.'. Publication line engraved in open roman letters above platemark: 'Pall Mall East, London, Published by Colnaghi Son & Co. Printsellers to His Majesty March 26th 1827'. Inscribed in graphite lower centre: 'presented by Dominick Colnaghi Esq / 14 Pall Mall East'.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14982-R
Primary reference Number: 240029
O'Donoghue: 1
Whitman (Cousins): 78.IV
Nagler (K√ľnstler-Lexicon): 3 (p.157)
Garlick (Lawrence): 463
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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